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Letter: Republicans must do some soul searching

Republicans must do some soul searching

The recent debacle by the Republican Party in the presidential election was caused by the tea party. Rep. Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock’s radical views caused major problems for the party. Aiken and Mourdock were repudiated by the voters, along with Rep. Allen West and Rep. Joe Walsh.

Paul Ryan’s pick as vice president did not help the ticket due to his radical views on Medicare, which helped the Democrats. The Republican Party lost an opportunity to gain control of Congress. The party needs to do some soul searching and make some major changes.

Lynn P. Boehmer